lambast


lambast
verb
1. censure severely or angrily
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The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car

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The deputy ragged the Prime Minister

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The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

Syn:
Derivationally related forms:
chiding (for: ↑chide), ↑scolder (for: ↑scold), ↑scolding (for: ↑scold), ↑reprimand (for: ↑reprimand), ↑lecture (for: ↑lecture), ↑reproof (for: ↑reproof), ↑rebuker (for: ↑rebuke), ↑rebuke (for: ↑rebuke)
Hypernyms: ↑knock, ↑criticize, ↑criticise, ↑pick apart
Hyponyms:
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑have words)
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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑remonstrate)
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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑jaw)
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Sam cannot lambast Sue

2. beat with a cane
Syn: ↑cane, ↑flog, ↑lambaste
Derivationally related forms: ↑flogging (for: ↑flog), ↑cane (for: ↑cane)
Hypernyms: ↑beat, ↑beat up, ↑work over
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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They want to lambast the prisoners


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • lambast — lam*bast , v. t. Same as {lambaste}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lambast — UK [læmˈbæst] / US verb [transitive] Word forms lambast : present tense I/you/we/they lambast he/she/it lambasts present participle lambasting past tense lambasted past participle lambasted mainly journalism to criticize someone severely,… …   English dictionary

  • lambast — [[t]læmbæ̱st[/t]] lambasts, lambasting, lambasted VERB If you lambast someone, you criticize them severely, usually in public. [FORMAL] [V n] Grey took every opportunity to lambast Thompson and his organization. (in AM, usually use lambaste… …   English dictionary

  • lambast — lam|bast [ læm bæst ] verb transitive MAINLY JOURNALISM to criticize someone angrily, especially in a newspaper article or speech: lambast someone for (doing) something: The administration was lambasted for failing to respond immediately to the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lambast — transitive verb see lambaste …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lambast — verb <!copyvio: v 1: beat with a cane [syn: cane, flog, lambaste] 2: censure severely or angrily; The mother scolded the child for entering a strangers car ; The deputy ragged the Prime Minister ; The customer dressed down the waiter for… …   Wiktionary

  • lambast — lam|bast lambaste [ˈlæmbæst] v [T] formal [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from lam to hit ( LAM) + baste] to criticize someone or something very strongly, usually in public = ↑slate ▪ Democrats lambasted the President s budget plan for being… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lambast — v. beat unmercifully; rebuke strongly, reprimand (also lambaste) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lambast — lam·bast …   English syllables

  • lambast — [læmˈbæst] verb [T] mainly journalism to criticize someone angrily, especially in public …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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